As the day of Samsung’s latest smartphone Galaxy S8’s release comes closer, the number of leaks revealing alleged details of the device also keep growing.
Earlier last week the ‘Plus’ variant of the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 was found listed in the Geekbench. Rumours also tipped that the company has begun mass production of the new device at its production facility in Vietnam. Now a video of the purported Galaxy S8 has appeared on the internet. The five-second video first spotted by PhoneArena gives us a quick glimpse of the physical design of the new smartphone. The video reveals a sleek glossy design along with ‘Samsung’ branding imprinted on the back panel of the alleged Galaxy S8 device. The rear panel shows a primary camera with dual-LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is seen located on the right side of the rear camera. If we go by the video the home button appears to have been removed from the front panel affirming the previous leaks shared by the popular leaksters.
In addition, the report from PhoneArena also reveals the Geekbench listing of the alleged Galaxy S8 phone. A Samsung device with the model number SM-G950U (supposedly Galaxy S8) appears to be running on the latest OS Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 1.9GHz. The alleged Galaxy S8 obtains 1916 points on the single-core test and 6011 points on the multi-core test.
Previous leaks reported that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ would be more or less identical in terms of design. The base variant will feature a 5.8-inch display while the bigger variant will sport a 6.2-inch +QHD display. Both the smartphones will come with Samsung’s new virtual assistant ‘Bixby’. Rumours also suggested that the new flagship handset will carry biometric technology that was found in the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.
As we are getting closer towards the big release of Samsung’s new line-up, rumours and speculations are expected to pour-in up until its public announcement. The Galaxy S8 unveiling event is scheduled for March 29, and the next-gen flagship are expected to be released next month on April 21.